Wifi not working

#1

I can’t seem to get wifi working on ArchLabs (it works on Vanilla Arch)

Typing in “wifi-menu” outputs "Invalid interface specification).
Typing in “ip link” only outputs lo and eno1.

I’ve tried everything… any help?

#2

May be a missing driver. Do you know what brand of wireless card?

If not, post the output of:

lspci

I’ve tried everything… any help?

What have you actually tried?

#3

Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)

#4

What does sudo ifconfig show ?

#5

The command ifconfig doesn’t exist (I’m doing on a live usb).

#6

So you haven’t done an actual install?

You posting from a live usb with a wired connection? You can install the broadcom wireless drivers from the command line, and I think it will carry over to the install.

looks like broadcom drivers got dropped; I don’t know if they aere added back for the Jan 2019 release.

#7

Im posting from my phone

#8

Sorry im on slackware at the moment.

From the arch wiki they deprecated net-tools / ifconfig in favour of iproute2.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_configuration#net-tools

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_configuration#iproute2

so instead of ifconfig try ip addr

this will show us what devices are available and if they are up or down.

More info here, https://jlk.fjfi.cvut.cz/arch/manpages/man/ip.8

also this command will give a better picture of functionality.

lspci -knn | grep Net -A2

I have broadcom wifi as well but an older card that linux-firmware covers, your card might need non-free drivers and or dkms, something like broadcom-wl-dkms
In any case, you will need to tether your phone or get a ethernet connection to get wifi capability going.

#9

It was such an hassle to install it using wifi, i just installed it using ethernet